Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"S" is for Swingset Flags

Sew: monogrammed swingset flags


Four nylon swingset flags, a special request from a friend to replace her old, worn flags.

** Please note in all the pictures below I attached the flags to our swingset, this is not their permanent home and I'm sure they have a much better position on my friend's swingset.**



Made from rip stop nylon, these flags should be able to handle all sorts of weather.



The old flags were worn, tattered and faded:


And the new flags now have the kids first initial too!


Here's how I made the swingset flags:

1. Purchase multiple colors of rip stop nylon:


2. Using the old flag as a pattern, layer up the nylon and pin the old flag on top:


3. Cut out around the old flag leaving a 3/8" seam allowance:


4. Print out letters to size.
Pin letter onto nylon scrap:


5. Cut around letter, leaving 1/4" seam allowance:


6. Pin nylon letter into place and turn under 1/4" before zig zag stitching into place:



7. Turn under raw edge twice all around length of flag and straight stitch:


8. Make sleeve for post using old flag as a pattern, turn under raw edge then straight stitch.
Be sure to stitch top closed and leave bottom open:


Ready to decorate your swingset!




2 comments:

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Cute! I'm sure they look much better than the old one's did on their swing set.

Regina F. Yossyna said...

I love ur blog sista... soooo... amazing... ^^,